September 2014

Germany commits to solar panels and wind power

Germany is leading the way in developing solar and wind power as part of their radical change of energy policy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Their latest North Sea offshore wind energy farm is another milestone in Germany’s ambitious project that has already produced striking results: Germans will soon be getting 30 percent of their power from renewable energy sources. Many smaller countries are beating that, but

Lord Stern

Lord Stern, one of the world’s most influential voices on climate economics, is highly critical of those that take a narrow view prosperity and ignore the devastating consequences of global warming. “You have to be a complete idiot to think that GDP sums up prosperity,” says Stern, who believes we need to change the way we measure economic success and wealth. Stern, who wrote the landmark 2006 Stern review of